NASCAR cancels Watkins Glen International weekend

first_imgWGI says ticket holders will receive a full credit for their purchase and an additional 20 percent of the total amount in their account within 5 to 7 days. “While we are disappointed we will not experience NASCAR in New York this year, as we look broadly at the current pandemic in our country and around the world, we must focus first on everyone’s safety and well-being as NASCAR seeks the best way to continue delivering a remarkable on-track product week after week.” WGI President Michael Printup released a statement reading in part: following statement: WATKINS GLEN (WBNG) — Watkins Glen International announced NASCAR Weekend will not be coming to New York next month. It has been moved to Daytona International Speedway for the weekend of Aug. 14 through 16. The credit can be applied to a NASCAR race event in 2020 or 2021 at a NASCAR-owned track.last_img read more

Mike Trout to miss MLB all-star game with injury

first_imgPagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong The all-star game will take place July 11 in Miami.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games NCAA Season 93 Preview: Lyceum Pirates challenged by dark horse label Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “I couldn’t be more honored to be voted to play in the all-star game this season,” Trout said in a news release. “There are so many players in our game that deserve to be on the all-star team so to be elected again is truly humbling. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“We play this game day in and day out for the fans so I am incredibly grateful that they see me as deserving of such honor.”Trout, who was hitting .337 with 16 home runs and 36 RBIs before the injury, was elected as a starter for the American League for the fifth straight year. MOST READ Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend ANAHEIM, CA – JUNE 01: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim looks on from the dugout with a cast on his left hand during the fourth inning of the MLB game against the Minnesota Twins at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 1, 2017 in Anaheim, California. Victor Decolongon/Getty Images/AFPReigning American League MVP Mike Trout will miss the 2017 Major League Baseball all-star game with a thumb injury, the Los Angeles Angels announced Monday.Trout has missed 33 games after having surgery to repair a torn ligament in the thumb.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Plantar fascia

first_imgThe plantar fascia is a very thick band of tissue that covers the bones on the bottom of the foot. It extends from the heel to the bones of the ball of the foot and acts like a rubber band to create tension which maintains the archof the foot. If the band is long it allows the arch of the foot to be low, which is most commonly known as having a flat foot. A short band of tissue causes a high arch.This fascia can become inflamed and painful in some people, making walking more difficult.Review Date:3/1/2012Reviewed By:Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.last_img read more

Flipkart Big Diwali Sale starts from Nov 1: Discounts and deals on Redmi Note 5 Pro, Vivo V11 Pro, Moto One Power and more

first_imgAfter the Big Billion Days sale, e-commerce giant Flipkart is back with another festive sale that starts from tomorrow i.e. November 1. The Flipkart Big Diwali Sale is set to go live from November 1 on the Flipkart official website and will run until November 5. Buyers who missed on the good deals during the Flipkart Big Billion Days sale can explore the website during the Big Diwali sale to avail some decent offers.Flipkart has partnered with State Bank of India (SBI) to offer an instant discount to customers shopping with SBI debit or credit card during the sale. The details on this offer are yet to unveil. Flipkart Plus customers will have early access to the offers. A Complete Mobile Protection plan starting at Rs 99 will also be available during the sale. Phones from top brands like Xiaomi, Nokia, Motorola, Realme, Asus, Poco and similar more will be on offer during the sale period.There will be Rush Hours, Price crash, and Crazy deals during the sale.Ahead of the sale, Flipkart gives us a sneak-peak into some of the deals that are set to go live during the sale. Take a look.– Redmi Note 5 Pro at Rs 12,990: The Redmi Note 5 Pro will be available at a discount of Rs 2000 during the sale. It will sell at Rs 12,990. The smartphone sports a 5.99-inch Full HD+ display and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC with 6GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Further, the phone sports dual rear cameras consisting of 12MP + 5MP and a 20MP front camera. It is run by a 4000mAh battery.advertisement– Vivo V11 Pro at Rs 15,990: The 4GB variant of Vivo V11 Pro which was launched last month in China has been listed on Flipkart. The phone will be available during the Big Diwali sale. The phone will be available at a discount of Rs 2000 during the sale. The phone will sell at Rs 15,990. Vivo V11 Pro smartphone sports a 6.41-inch display. It is powered by octa-core processor with 4GB/6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage which is expandable. It is powered by a 3400mAh non removable battery.– Motorola One Power at Rs 15,999: Moto One Power will sell at Rs 15,999 during the sale. The smartphone features a 6.2-inch FHD+ display and is powered by the Snapdragon 636 SoC and comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. It packs a dual rear camera setup consisting of 16MP + 5MP and a 12MP front camera. The phone is backed by a 5000mAh battery.– LG G7 ThinQ at Rs 29,999: The LG G7 ThinQ will receive a price cut and sell at Rs 29,999 during the sale. The phone sports a 6.10-inch display with a resolution of 1440 pixels by 3120 pixels and is price starts at Rs 33,990. The smartphone is powered by octa-core processor coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage which is expandable. Camera-wise, the LG G7 ThinQ sports a 16MP rear camera and 8MP front camera. It is backed by a 3000mAh battery.– Nokia 5.1 Plus at Rs 10,499: Nokia 5.1 Plus will sell at a discounted price of Rs 10,499 during the Flipkart Big Diwali sale. Nokia 5.1 Plus sports a 5.86-inch screen, is powered by 1.8GHz octa-core processor and it comes with 3GB of RAM. The phone packs 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 400GB via a microSD card. The Nokia 5.1 Plus sports a dual camera set up of 13MP + 5MP sensors on the back and a 8MP front camera. It is powered by a 3060mAh non removable battery.ALSO READ: Flipkart Big Diwali sale phone deals revealed: Moto X4 will sell for Rs 10,999, Redmi Note 5 Pro for Rs 12,990last_img read more

2008 World All Schools Tournament

first_imgA massive 262 touch football teams will be converging on White Hills Reserve Brisbane for the 4th World All Schools Tournament. The tournament will be held from Thursday 9 October until Sunday 12 October.  This is the second time the tournament will be held in Brisbane, after the city hosted the second tournament in 2003. Singapore hosted the tournament in 2006, with Southport, Queensland the first ever host in 2001.last_img

In The Spotlight – Peta Rogerson

first_imgIn the twentieth edition of In The Spotlight, Australian Women’s Open player, Peta Rogerson, speaks about the biggest influences on her Touch Football career and what it means to her to be representing Australia at the 2011 World Cup.  Name: Peta RogersonNickname: Skeet Age: 29Affiliate: Kawana, Sunshine Coast  Occupation: Physical Education Teacher  Position: Middle  Debut for Australia: 2005 All Nations in New ZealandCareer highlights so far: World Cup win in South Africa  How you got involved in Touch Football:  Started playing at school and in a local comp with my dad.  Favourite player: It’s hard to name one – I love playing with Casey Clark, Hayley Rogerson and Mary Steele.  What does it mean to you to be representing Australia at the 2011 World Cup: It is an amazing feeling to represent your country and the World Cup is the pinnacle tournament for the sport. It is very special.  Biggest influence on your Touch Football career: My husband is very good at critiquing my game and is always there to help me train. Craig Morrow (coach of the Queensland Pride, Sunshine Coast and Colts) has also helped me develop as a player.  Favourite sporting moment: I have two. 1) winning the World Cup in South Africa, 2) winning the Brisbane season for the first time (we had many years of getting knocked out in the semi’s – made it that more special).What do you know about Scotland: It’s cold and wet! But very pretty! Any superstitions: Not really, I do like a hot shower and good stretch before heading out to the fields and I have learnt that I play better when I am more relaxed so usually try to have a bit of a laugh with someone during the warm up.Funniest Australian teammate: Rebecca Tavo always makes me laugh. Favourite quote: “Winning does not happen out on the stadium field in front of a huge crowd, it happens in your local park when it’s raining and you are by yourself training.” Any travel plans for after World Cup: My family is coming over to watch, so will do a couple of days relaxing with them after the comp and then travelling around Scotland, Ireland and England for three weeks with my husband – can’t wait. Stay tuned to the website for the upcoming editions of In The Spotlight, which will feature every Open’s player travelling to the World Cup.  With only 34 days to go until the 2011 Federation of International Touch World Cup, be sure to be regularly visiting the Touch Football Australia website to keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information. Don’t forget to become a fan of Touch Football Australia on Facebook and Twitter in the lead up to the 2011 World Cup to find out all you need to know about Australia’s World Cup campaign by clicking on the following links:!/pages/Touch-Football-Australia/384949403384 read more

AP Poll Features Many Changes After Wild Week 5

first_imgThe AP poll shows rankings 2 through 4 for week 6. taylor decker urban meyerTwitter/@TDeck68Saturday’s action, which featured losses by four of the top eight teams in last week’s AP Poll, turned the college football world on its head. Ole Miss, which sat at No. 3 following a big win in Tuscaloosa two weeks ago, lost in The Swamp to Florida, while Notre Dame, UCLA, and Georgia all fell. As expected, Clemson and Alabama, who beat the Fighting Irish and Bulldogs respectively, are among the biggest climbers at the top of this week’s Top 25. Undefeated Ohio State remains atop the poll after a very close win against Indiana in Bloomington, but a number of teams are gaining some serious momentum this season.Here is the full AP Top 25:1. Ohio State2. TCU3. Baylor4. Michigan State5. Utah6. Clemson7. LSU8. Alabama9. Texas A&M10. Oklahoma11. Florida12. Florida State13. Northwestern14. Ole Miss15. Notre Dame 16. Stanford17. USC 18. Michigan19. Georgia20. UCLA21. Oklahoma State22. Iowa23. Cal24. Toledo25. Boise StateHere is last week’s AP Poll, and this week’s Coaches Poll, for comparison. How did the writers do this week?last_img read more

Steve Spurrier Named Ambassador, Consultant For Florida Athletics

first_imgSteve Spurrier seen on College GameDayTwitter/@PickSixPreviewsWhen Steve Spurrier resigned as South Carolina’s head coach midseason last year, there were many who believed that at some point, in some form, he’d head back to his alma mater – Florida – to finish up his career. It turns out they were right.Steve Spurrier will serve as an ambassador and consultant for Florida athletics, per UF release.— David Ubben (@davidubben) July 29, 2016Spurrier, who played quarterback for the Gators from 1963-1966, won a Heisman Trophy and later coached the program for 12 seasons, is headed back to Gainesville. Florida has announced that Spurrier will be an Ambassador and a Consultant for the Florida athletic department. Here’s more from AD Jeremy Foley, via Florida’s official website:“It’s a great day for the Gator Nation to be able to welcome Coach Spurrier back home,” Foley said. “He has served as a tremendous ambassador to the University and the athletic department for 50-plus years and it’s only fitting that at this point in his career, he is back in Gainesville. Being a Gator has always meant so much to Coach Spurrier, but it means just as much to us have him come home.”Spurrier began his college head coaching career at Duke, posting a 20-13-1 record from 1987-1989. After coaching the Gators for 12 seasons, during which he won a national title, he tried his hand in the NFL, coaching the Washington Redskins for two seasons. He later returned to the college ranks in 2005, spending 11 years as the head coach of the South Carolina Gamecocks. Spurrier retired from coaching after six games this past season.Last month, Florida announced that it would be naming its football field in Spurrier’s honor.In 26 seasons as a collegiate head coach, Spurrier posted a 228-89-2 record with one national title – in 1996. His teams finished ranked in the top ten of the AP Poll 13 times.last_img read more

Transition House Being Refurbished

first_img The Embassy of Japan is partnering with the Government and Woman Incorporated to refurbish a transition house for female victims and survivors of gender-based violence. The Embassy of Japan is partnering with the Government and Woman Incorporated to refurbish a transition house for female victims and survivors of gender-based violence.A $14-million contract, funded under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects of Japan, was signed on February 27 by Japanese Ambassador to Jamaica, His Excellency Hiromasa Yamazaki; and Gender Specialist and Acting Executive Director of Woman Inc., Joyce Hewett.The Woman Inc. project, with support from the Bureau of Gender Affairs (BGA), an agency of the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, will involve the renovation of a 30-year-old building to a transition house. Female residents at the facility will be able to attend skills training classes to prepare them to be independent.Speaking at the signing ceremony, held in the boardroom of the Public Broadcasting Corporation of Jamaica, 5-9 South Odeon Avenue in Kingston, Ambassador Yamazaki said Japan is pleased to provide financial assistance to address the issue of gender-based violence in Jamaica.He said that the main objective of Japan’s development cooperation is human security, which is a concept that “pursues the right of individuals to live happily and in dignity, free from fear and to ensure their protection and empowerment”.The Ambassador noted that Japan will be introducing an empowerment initiative for women at the upcoming World Assembly for Woman (WAW!) 2019 in Tokyo next month.“We expect to promote the movement of enhancing women’s empowerment in the world. We strongly believe that gender equality and promoting women’s empowerment are essential for realising quality growth,” he said.Ambassador Yamazaki said Japan is fully committed to fostering closer ties with Jamaica.“Many of you may already know that 55 years ago, Japan and Jamaica established diplomatic relations and our friendly partnership started,” he added.The Ambassador commended the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Woman Inc., civil society and other stakeholders for forming partnerships to address gender-based issues in the country.Meanwhile, Director of Policy and Research (Acting) at the Bureau of Gender Affairs, Kristal Tucker Clarke, said that victims of abuse will be able to stay a longer time at the transition home, noting that persons are only able to stay for temporary periods (no longer than three months) at emergency shelters.She said the partnership resulted from a courtesy call involving officials of the Embassy of Japan and the Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, when the Minister requested support in the matter of gender-based violence.Mrs. Tucker Clarke thanked the Government and people of Japan for accepting the proposal to fund the project, and the BGA for providing technical assistance for the application of the grant.She also commended former Japan International Cooperation Agency volunteer at the BGA, Mia Akita, who provided guidance through the application process. A $14-million contract, funded under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects of Japan, was signed on February 27 by Japanese Ambassador to Jamaica, His Excellency Hiromasa Yamazaki; and Gender Specialist and Acting Executive Director of Woman Inc., Joyce Hewett. Story Highlights The Woman Inc. project, with support from the Bureau of Gender Affairs (BGA), an agency of the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, will involve the renovation of a 30-year-old building to a transition house. Female residents at the facility will be able to attend skills training classes to prepare them to be independent. last_img read more

UNDRIP bill caught up in Senate dispute amid Conservative protest

first_imgPeople outside the Senate in Ottawa encouraging the upper chamber to pass the UNDRIP law Bill C-262. Photo: Justin Brake/APTNJustin BrakeTodd LamirandeAPTN NewsThe Senate must pass Bill C-262.That was the message delivered outside the Senate of Canada Wednesday morning in Ottawa, where NDP political staffers, Assembly of First Nations staff, NDP MP Nikki Ashton and grassroots people gathered to advocate for the swift passage of Cree MP Romeo Saganash’s private member’s bill on Indigenous rights.“We are not just asking. We are not just urging. We are demanding that they stand up for Indigenous rights, for human rights, for Indigenous peoples, and for all Canadians who believe that we must go forward, we must support Bill 262,” Ashton said, calling for people to hold Senators, MPs and the prime minister to account.(“As you know it’s been a real struggle to get this bill through,” Independent Senator Lillian Dyck told the crowd gathered outside the Senate. Photo: Justin Brake/APTN)The proposed United Nations Declaration on the Rights Of Indigenous Peoples Act is caught in the middle of a heated dispute in Canada’s upper chamber, where Independent and Conservative Senators have squared off over the legislation many believe would significantly improve the quality of life for Indigenous people in Canada.If passed in its present form, C-262 would require Canada “to take all measures necessary to ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples,” according to the bill’s current text.But Conservative senators are demanding a length of debate that would effectively kill the bill on the order paper when Parliament rises for summer break later this month.They maintain the legislation could have unintended legal and economic consequences.On Tuesday the Senate’s Aboriginal Peoples standing committee voted to move C-262 without amendment to the third and final reading, giving the private member’s bill an against-the-odds chance of becoming law.But in the heated rush to beat the clock, Conservative senators are accusing Indigenous and Independent senators of impeding free speech and breaking Senate rules, while some are accusing the Conservatives of running out the clock.“I’m disappointed that we are rushing ahead with consideration of this bill without many important questions having been clearly answered,” Northwest Territories Senator Dennis Patterson said Tuesday morning as exchanges among senators in committee heated up.Watch Todd Lamirande’s story on the debate in the Senate over Bill C-262 Last year the House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs heard from 71 experts and witnesses during 11 meetings over almost four months.The bill, first introduced by Saganash in 2016, was passed without amendment and referred to the Senate, where C-262 proponents say Conservative senators have employed delay tactics to stall the bill’s progress.On Tuesday the Conservatives proposed amendments to each of the short bill’s six clauses, plus the addition of a seventh clause.Clause 2 of the bill affirms that C-262 cannot “diminish or extinguish existing Aboriginal or treaty rights of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada that are recognized and affirmed” in the Canadian constitution.Patterson said Tuesday, “there should be a provision that passage of this bill will also not have the effect of increasing or expanding such rights.”Each of the Conservatives’ proposed amendments was voted down by the majority Independent senate committee, and committee members voted on a five-minute time limit for each senator to speak to the proposals.Saskatchewan Conservative Senator David Tkachuk accused Senator Lillian Dyck, the committee chair, of impeding the Conservatives’ freedom of speech.As Dyck attempted to hold a vote on one of the Conservatives’ proposed amendments, Tkachuk spoke over her and read aloud a letter from Alberta United Conservative Party Premier Jason Kenney to Justin Trudeau warning against the passage of C-262 and its perceived threat to economic interests.Senator Murray Sinclair, the bill’s Senate sponsor, told APTN News he and his colleagues were ensuring the committee’s plan to deal with C-262 in a timely manner was fulfilled.“There had been agreement at the outset by the committee that we would deal with this bill in four meetings, and this was our fourth meeting,” he said.Patterson, the bill’s Senate critic, told APTN Tuesday that he planned to raise a question of privilege in the Senate chamber Tuesday evening, and to ask for the bill to be returned to committee.“It’s not at all appropriate to limit debate on amendments, especially for the critic of the bill.”“I’m very concerned about the time allocation and the fact that my ability to speak was denied.”Patterson’s question of privilege Tuesday afternoon prompted a debate that carried into the evening.NDP MP Nikki Ashton speaks at a rally outside the Senate Wednesday morning, urging all Senators and MPs, incl Justin Trudeau, to advocate for the passage of #UNDRIP bill C-262, which has met resistance from Conservative Senators. @APTNNews #cdnpoli— Justin Brake (@JustinBrakeNews) June 12, 2019After hearing arguments from those who believed Dyck and the Aboriginal Peoples committee broke procedural rules, and arguments from those who believe the accusations are part of the Conservatives’ effort to orchestrate the end of Bill C-262, Senate Speaker George Furey reserved his decision.The declaration represents the global minimum human rights standards for Indigenous peoples and has been ratified by the UN General Assembly, and by Canada.On Tuesday a coalition of First Nations and human rights groups issued a joint statement refuting the claim that the bill has been rushed, and that its passage into law could have negative impacts on the economy.“Bill C-262 calls for a process by which federal laws can be reviewed in a systematic and collaborative way to ensure that Canada’s commitment to uphold the UN Declaration is being met. It would be up to Parliament to enact any required legislative changes identified in this process,” says the statement, signed by Amnesty International, the First Nations Summit, the Assembly of First Nations, the Metis Nation, and others.“Because there is no basis for claims that C-262 has been rushed, our Nations and organizations call on all Senators to ensure the Bill is brought to a vote in a timely fashion and passed into law during this session of Parliament.“If, instead, some Senators continue to employ procedural tactics to essentially kill the Bill, and oppose the human rights of Indigenous peoples, this will be a very regressive and shameful landmark in the history of the Parliament of Canada.Dyck stopped at Wednesday’s rally on her way into the Senate.“As you know it’s been a real struggle to get this bill through the Aboriginal Peoples committee,” she said, citing Conservative resistance.“Keep up the talking, keep up the protest, because this bill is so important,” she added. “We cannot let it die.” read more